Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS INSTACART?
Instacart is an on-demand grocery delivery service. Customers order groceries from their favorite local stores and we handpick the items and deliver the order to them.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
Take 5 minutes to complete the online form. Once your application is approved, schedule an in-person introduction at your local grocery store Learn about Instacart and the app in your in-person session. Shop ‘til ya drop!
I ALREADY HAVE A JOB - CAN I STILL WORK AT INSTACART?
Yea! Instacart values flexibility. You can schedule Instacart shifts around your own life. We don’t have a minimum number of hours each week. Positions that require a car have an unlimited number of hours per week, and positions without cars have a max of 29 hours per week.
WILL I NEED TO COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK?
Yes. Trust and safety is important to us and customers. After your in-person introduction, we’ll ask you to consent to a background check.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS? YOU:
  • Are 21+ (18+ in Boston)
  • Can lift 30+ pounds with or without an accommodation. Applicants with disabilities who may need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a role or assistance with the application process may contact 650-935-5020.
  • Are eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Have a recent smartphone (iPhone 5 or Android 5.0, or newer)
  • You care about customers!
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In-Store Shopper

We’re on a mission to revolutionize grocery shopping. Our technology gives customers access to their favorite stores online, so they can order groceries from anywhere. In-Store Shoppers receive these orders through an app on their smartphone and then shop and bag the groceries in-store before moving on to the next order.

  • Start earning quickly, and get paid weekly
  • Work with a great team
  • Set your own schedule
  • Hand select the customer's order in-store and bag for pick-up

Basic Requirements:

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Be eligible to work in the US
  • Have consistent access to a smartphone (iPhone 4s/Android 4.0 or newer)
  • The ability to lift 40 lbs. with or without an accommodation

Additional Information:

If you have experience in the grocery industry (such as a cashier, stocker, customer service representative, personal shopper, store manager, merchandiser, produce buyer, butcher, baker, deli clerk, barista, kitchen manager, or chef), you might want to consider joining the Instacart team to earn great money. We also welcome interested individuals from other industries and backgrounds. Shopping with Instacart is great for anyone looking for flexible, seasonal, entry level, weekend, weekday, after school, temporary or any type of part-time opportunities.

Instacart is committed to diversity in its workforce. Instacart is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, race, veteran, disability status, or other category protected by applicable law.

Instacart also values providing applicants with a fair chance to pursue employment opportunities. Instacart will evaluate criminal histories in accordance with this value and applicable local, state, and federal laws, and will tailor any consideration of criminal histories to the requirements of the contract engagement sought. For all individuals applying to work in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, Instacart will consider individuals in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable Fair Chance ordinances.

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